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African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership

Migratory waterbirds are culturally and economically important, but vulnerable to habitat loss, overexploitation and other pressures. Countries along their flyways have a shared responsibility for sustainable management of their populations. Through the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership, Wetlands International and partners support science-based decision-making to help countries meet their AEWA commitments to waterbird conservation.

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Mangroves for Coastal Resilience

Wetlands International champions and enables the adequate management, restoration and sustainable use of mangrove forests. In this brochure we highlight our approaches and activities to increase coastal resilience and reduce disaster risk.

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Arabic Language Version of Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future.

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French Language Version of Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future.

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Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

Here we highlight our approaches to working in the Mediterranean, our successes in the region and our ambitions for the future. 

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Program "MANGROVE CAPITAL" Meningkatkan Ketahanan Pesisir

 Mangrove sebagai komponen kunci dalam pertahanan pesisir dan pengembanganakuakultur

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Peatlands: hotspots for emissions reductions

Peatlands play a critical role in climate regulation, storing twice as much carbon as the entire world’s forest biomass and emitting large amounts of carbon when drained. The UNFCCC provides significant opportunities to safeguard and restore these concentrated and important reservoirs of terrestrial carbon.

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Mangrove Capital

This paper introduces Mangrove Capital; a programme conceived by Wetlands International and partner organisations, that aims to bring the values of mangroves to the fore and provide the knowledge and tools necessary for the improved management of mangrove forests.

 

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Conservación de los recursos acuáticos y la biodiversidad en arroceras

Las Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en Cultivos de Arroz son un conjunto de recomendaciones para alcanzar las mejores acciones de manejo para la producción sustentable del arroz. 

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Cool Tool

The article highlights the uses of the Critical Site Network tool for african birders in a playful and easy to read way.

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Working together on disasters, climate, ecosystems

During the coming 5 years, Wetlands International will work closely with Red Cross, Cordaid, Red Cross Climate Centre and CARE to implement a range of projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa to increase people's resilience against (climate related) disasters via ecosystem restoration and management. Together they have formed the “Partners for Resilience” (PfR).

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Saving the peat swamp forests of Brunei

A Brochure on the importance of conserving the Peat Swamp Forest in Brunei. The Brochure mentions the major threats, solutions and what is being done to safeguard Brunei's peatlands.

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El manejo integral para la Conservación y el Uso Sustentable del Delta del Paraná: Estado actual y desafíos a enfrentar

El aumento en el uso de los recursos naturales del Delta del Paraná, la sustitución de la vegetación nativa y la modificación de los patrones de drenaje, sumados a la ocurrencia de intensas sequías e incendios, resultaron en impactos que afectan a los humedales de la región, su biodiversidad y los medios de vida asociados. En este contexto, la creación del “Plan Integral Estratégico para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible del Delta del Paraná” (PIECAS) es una oportunidad para el cambio, y para el trabajo con distintos sectores y variadas disciplinas, con una meta común: facilitar la resolución de los problemas del Delta del Paraná y de su gente, aprovechando de manera sustentable los servicios ambientales que permitan la preservación de la naturaleza de este vasto humedal.

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Driving to Destruction

Paper made by the NGOs working together in the EU on the European biofuels policy. The Paper describes how the European biofuels policy will cause indirect land use change of a magnitude of 69 000 km2 of forests, wetlands and other ecosystems; an area twice the size of Belgium.

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Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático

Nuestros humedales y el cambio climático presenta información sobre los servicios que prestan los humedales en la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, haciendo hincapié en los humedales de Cuyo, en el marco del proyecto componente humedales del Programa Nacional de Acciones para la Adaptación al Cambio Climático.

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Efectos de las actividades humanas sobres los humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra los diferentes impactos de las actividades humanas en los humedales del Delta del Paraná, evidenciando la contribución que los humedales brindan al bienestar de nuestra sociedad y la necesidad de conservarlos.

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Humedales y medios de vida

A menudo se piensa que la conservación de la naturaleza impide la lucha contra la pobreza, y viceversa - que no es posible conservar la naturaleza y combatir la pobreza, al mismo tiempo. Wetlands International, a través de su programa de humedales y medios de vida, sostiene que no sólo los esfuerzos de conservación de la naturaleza y el desarrollo se refuerzan uno al otro, sino que en realidad se necesitan mutuamente para alcanzar el éxito.

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Gestión de humedales y medios de vida

El conjunto de humedales que existen en la cuenca baja del río Paz (manglares, esteros, ríos y mar); proveen de servicios ecosistémicos fundamentales para la sostenibilidad de los medios de vida de las comunidades locales y su bienestar. Más del 70% de la población de la zona depende de forma directa de los servicios ecosistémicos que prestan, especialmente de la pesca, la recolección de crustáceos y moluscos, del agua para el consumo humano y la producción y de la madera o la leña.

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Flood Prediction tool OPIDIN

Brochure by Wetlands International Africa on the Flood Prediction Tool for the Inner Niger Delta in Mali and how this tools benefits freshwater biodiversity, especially fish populations. 

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Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (poster 2)

Poster: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (2)

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Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People (Poster)

Poster: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People

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¿Qué son los turbales?

Esta publicación define el significado de los turbales, muestra los beneficios y valores, como así también la importancia de su conservación mediante herramientas tales como el proyecto "Estrategia y planificación territorial para el uso racional de las turberas de Tierra del Fuego".

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Bienes y servicios ecosistémicos de los humedales del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra a través de investigaciones los valores y funciones vitales que brindan los humedales del Delta del Paraná y que contribuyen al bienestar humano de la población de la zona de influencia.

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Inundaciones y sequías, Dos caras del mismo Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación da cuenta de la realidad ecológica de los humedales del Delta del Paraná, mostrando como los impactos del cambio climático y los incendios están afectando los pulsos naturales sequía-inundación de los humedales y en consecuencia a las actividades productivas de la región.

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Terraplenes y áreas endicadas del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación muestra el mapa de los terraplenes y endicamientos de la región del Delta del Paraná realizado en base al análisis e interpretación visual de una serie de tiempo de imágenes satelitales y a información corroborada mediante visitas a campo, sobrevuelos y entrevistas a informantes calificados (pobladores locales y técnicos).

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Marco Jurídico Institucional del Delta del Paraná

Esta publicación da cuenta de la situación jurídico-institucional de la región, mostrando los instrumentos legales que facilitarían el ordenamiento ambiental territorial de la región del Delta del Paraná, contribuyendo al Plan Integral Estratégico para la Conservación y el Uso Sostenible del Delta del Paraná (PIECAS).

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Flyer - Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kabupaten Sikka, NTT

Upaya Pengurangan Resiko Bencana, melalui kegiatan rehabilitasi pesisir dipadukan dengan pemberdayaan ekonomi masyarakat

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Flyer - Hutan Mangrove

 Flyer ini memberikan gambaran akan fungsi dan manfaat hutan gambut serta permasalahan dan cara mengatasi permasalahannya

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Folleto "Conservar los humedales del Delta para la Gente"

Se trata de un documento de comunicación que permite dar una primera introducción al proyecto “ Conservación de los humedales y Modos de Vida del Delta del Paraná”. Además, este folleto incluye información sobre las funciones y valores (Bienes y Servicios) que poseen los humedales y cuales son las amenazas e impactos que los afectan.

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Protect Our Coral Reefs and Coastal Ecosystem

Poster ini mngajak masyarakat untuk menjaga kelestarian batu karang dan ekosistem pantai 

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Information sheet on palm oil & peatlands

This paper shines light on the issue of greenhouse gas emissions due to conversion of areas with peatsoils for palm oil production, including for biodiesel. The paper will focus on palm oil in Southeast Asia; the most relevant area for vegetable oil production on peatlands, with alarming greenhouse gas emissions as a result.

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Pilot project for Sustainable Coastal management in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s coastal and marine biodiversity faces many threats ranging from habitat destruction, climate change (coastal erosion, flooding and droughts), hunting, collection of sea turtle eggs, to land use change as a result of agriculture and settlement and fish stock overexploitation. However, there are initiatives already addressing some of these issues for some time.

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Poster - Prévenir la mal-adaptation

Prévenir la mal-adaptation: Protéger et restaurer les zones humides pour s'adapter au changement climatique, le poster d’Aldo Suryadiputra et l'équipes de communication du HQ et WIA.

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Poster - Peatland loss fuels climate change

The title of this poster is "Peatland loss fuels climate change". It is a cartoon showing the conversion of peatlands into palm oil plantation, which causes the relases of CO2 through burning practices as well as oxidation of the peat soil from the deforestation and drainage. The palm oil company employee has his pockets filled with dollars, stating "We plant oil palm to save the climate, and get REDD and biofuels subsidies".

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Poster - Prevent mal-adaptation: protect and restore wetlands to adapt to climate change

"Prevent mal-adaptation: protect and restore wetlands to adapt to climate change" is the title of this double-sided cartoon poster explaining how wetlands serve to mitigate impacts and thereby help to adapt to climate change.

The poster is in size A0, in landscape showing two windows: a well-adjusted wetland with happy well-fed people and liveliy biodiversity. On the other side a big dam is built, where animals and people suffer.

You can click to download the complete A0 poster (55mb) below or download the A5 poster (smaller).

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Poster-Reducing emissions from peatlands: A global responsibility

This the A3 sized poster of:

Reducing emissions from peatlands:

A global responsibility.

Support reducing emissions from peatlands under LULUCF and REDD

You can download by clicking on the link.

 

 

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The Global Peatland Fund flyer

This the flyer of the Global Peatland Fund, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by rehabilitating degraded peatlands – especially peatswamp rainforests in Southeast Asia. Peatland rehabilitation and conservation are extremely cost effective carbon mitigation options (US$7 to US$17 per tonne of CO2).

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Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation brochure

This 6-page brochure demonstrates how wetlands in a healthy, intact condition can greatly contribute to attenuate the water related impacts of climate change. Due to their ability to store and slowly release water, these wetlands are a vital lifeline in periods of extreme droughtsWetlands International urges governments, development organisations and finance institutions to integrate wetlands into climate change adaptation strategies. .

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Торговый путь купца Новинского / Merchant Novinsky’s Trade Route

Иллюстрированный буклет содержит описание нового туристического маршрута, который пройдет по территории российского национального парка «Себежский» и белорусского заказника «Освейский», связанных единой озерной системой. This illustrated booklet provides description of a new ecological route created in the Sebezhsky National Park of Russia and the Osveysky Nature Reserve of Belarus sharing a single lake system.

 

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Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway

As an important part of the "Wetland School Network Programme Popularized in Asian Countries along the East Asian-Australasian Waterbird Flyway", the booklet entitled "Wetlands, Shorebird and Flyway" is characterized by easily understandable language and attractive illustrations used for explanation of wetlands,shorebird and flyway, which is uesful for students to enhance the wetland awareness and encourage them to portect environment and wildlife by their own hands. The booklet is edited and designed by Wetlands International.

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Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation by the Community for the Sustainability of Fishery Resources in Weh-Sabang Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province

Weh Island, well known as Sabang is the one of the most outer island of Indonesia (0 km point of Republic Indonesia). Weh Island’s coastal ecosystems is dominated by coral reef, it made Weh Island famous as marine tourism. Tsunami December 2004 destroyed Weh Island especially its coral reef ecosystem where many of them buried with sand. 

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Networking to Conserve our Biodiversity

BIOMAC aims to coordinate conservation efforts in 7 countries: Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Cape Verde. BIOMAC, which seeks to harmonise these actors and their activities, will drive the process of setting up an environmental early warning system and support capacity building from local communities to decision-makers alike.
 
 
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Save Our Mangroves!

Wetlands International Africa and IUCN are combining their efforts within the PRCM to promote a wiser use of mangrove resources. The unique functions and values of mangroves sustain a high level of biological productivity which is extremely profitable to both animal species and human beings. This ecosystem, rich with species of flora and fauna, plays an important ecological and economic role for countries along the West African coast.

 

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Protecting the West African Manatee

Under the PRCM umbrella, Wetlands International Africa brought together many international partners and led the development process of the manatee conservation strategy, with the support of the Abidjan Convention.

 

 

 

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Экскурсии на болото. Материалы в помощь учителям. (Excursions to Wetlands: Manual for Teachers.)

Книга содержит информацию о болотах: их свойствах, животном и растительном
мире, необходимых условиях для сохранения их функций. Приводятся примеры
экскурсий и даются материалы, которые могут быть использованы как на уроках
в школе, так и при проведении внеклассных занятий.

 

 

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Impact of dams on the people of Mali

This brochure provides a base for decisions regarding the use of water of the Upper Niger. The brochure presents facts about proposed and existing dams and on the costs and benefits, winners and losers.

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Factsheet Wetlands and Climate Change Adaptation

Wetlands International has a long standing history in investigating the role of wetlands in relation to water provision and supplies, flood pervention and increasing coastal resilience to extreme weather events. This factsheet on this role of wetlands in adapting to climate change was made for the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Bonn, June 2009.

 

 

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A Model for Coastal Ecosystem Rehabilitation in Kuala gigeng Area, Aceh Besar

A coastal forest Arboretum in Kajhu village and Gampong Baro, Aceh Besar district: Integrating ecosystem rehabilitation with environmental education and economic empowerment

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Leaflet - Percontohan Rehabilitasi Ekosistem Pesisir di Kawasan Kuala Gigang Kabupaten Aceh Besar

Arboretum Tanaman Hutan Pantai di Desa Kajhu dan Gampong Baro Kabupaten Aceh Besar : Keterpaduan antara Rehabilitasi Ekosistem, Pendidikan Lingkungan dan Pemberdayaan Ekonomi.

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Журавлиная родина. Заказник (Crane Homeland Nature Reserve)

Брошюра посвящена заказнику "Журавлиная родина", особо охраняемой природной территории на севере Московской области. Издана в рамках проекта по сохранению водно-болотных угодий Московского региона. This brochure (in Russian) addresses the Dubna Mire or Crane Homeland nature reserve in the Moscow region in Russia.

 

 

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